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Library Media CenterThe essential intent of the School District of the Chathams is to discover and grow the gifts within each child. The library/media program accomplishes this intent by fostering a love of reading and developing information literacy skills which will enable our students to think critically and become ethical and responsible members of society.Jennifer CifrodellaLibrary Media Specialist(973) 457-2544The Lafayette Library Media Center is located in Chatham, New Jersey, a suburban community about forty minutes from New York City. The library is open until 3:30 p.m. Students are encouraged to visit the library for borrowing, research, reading projects, and video projects such as the morning announcements.
The students at Lafayette participate in a reading incentive program called Reading Road Trip where children are asked to connect to books using their talents in art, writing, technology, and drama. Classes attend library lessons on the 6 day rotation schedule and teachers may use the open blocks for research. Classes each week include browsing time, book clubs selection, digital citizenship lessons, reading and technology projects. The LMC also houses the PTO sponsored fall Book Fair and Author's Day.